So very busy lately!

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Some of you have commented via e-mail or other means that my blog has been a little dry lately! Well, I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had my usual time to take photos and share them, but I figured I would at least share what I have been up to.

In mid-February, while my photos were still on display at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda, there was an evening when SNAP Barrieย  came to take photos of the winners. I stopped in that evening for the photo op, later joined by mom and Walter (thanks for the support!). It was a great little bit of exposure, and I got a copy of the pics to share:

And here is a photo of all the winners that were present that evening. Thanks very much to Mark at SNAP Barrie for the photos. Check them out for cool local community stuff! :

Another interesting thing happened recently. I was approached on Flickr (a place where I also share some of my photos) by someone claiming to have seen my Maple Leaf Flag photo submitted in a photo contest – in Vancouver! I was able to track down the photo store running the contest to inquire about it:

The owner told me that he purchased the photo through iStockPhoto to put up as an example to inspire people for their own submissions. I have had the photo listed in iStockPhoto for some time now and it has given me a constant trickle of revenue over the past year or so. Glad to see it finally out in the “wild”, especially in such a patriotic context (and even more especially during the Olympics!):

Ron, the owner, was kind enough to share these photos with me.

For reference, here is the photo:

I am not sure if the display is still up, or for how long it was up – but I thank Photo Express Foto Source for including me in a very patriotic display. I hope my photo was inspirational to those that saw it.

I have also been working recently on a photography portfolio website! The site is not completely finished yet, but you can check it out by clicking here. A lot of work has gone into it so far, and it is specifically tuned to display on mobile browsers (like the iPhone and soon-to-be iPad) so I can show off my photos on the go, and maybe get a little bit more exposure and possible a few print sales. I’ll be working on this in my free time (ha!) over the next month or so to complete it.

But that’s not all! On February 25th I talked at the Barrie Photo Club and did a presentation on travel photography (from my trip to Europe) that was very well received. I also did a three-hour seminar on photography basics this past Saturday for the photo club as well.

I’ll post again when I have time to take some photos, hopefully this warm weather will inspire me to get out with my camera a little more. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Diane and Walter Enns
    March 9th, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    Hi Don

    Walter and I were glad to have seen your winning photo displayed at City Hall and I actually picked up a copy of Snap barrie earlier today.

    Your photography website preview looks awesome…..I am so proud of you.

    Love Mom and Walter

  2. Desi
    March 12th, 2010 | 2:27 am

    Hi sweetheart,

    I just have to say it too: I am so very proud of you Donny!!! No wonder Diane and Walter (with such lovely comments always) and everyone else are so proud of you:)You know and do amazing things and I believe in you. In our bright future and happiness. I love you forever and ever!Miss you!

    with love,

    Desi <3 Donny

  3. 4streegirl
    March 19th, 2010 | 10:59 pm

    Hi Don,
    I’m the flickr one ๐Ÿ˜‰ who saw your pic, what a fluke that was!
    My pics are in PE’s window too, if you are interested they are in your first pic – starting at the far right and going up – the plaid skirt, old firetruck, and strawberry, and then right of that – the poinsetta macro, and the chairs with the red bows. I still haven’t found out who ‘won’ the contest yet, but the display is now down. Never thought to take a picture of it. Cheers, like your blog.

  4. April 10th, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    Nice work Don! 4streegirl, that plaid skirt pic was one of my favs in the contest. Very creative. Don, I’m sure we’ll be using your maple leaf photo in future promotions, I’ll keep you up to date!

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